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Hierarchical control with partial observations: Sufficient conditions

2011-12-01
Boutin, Olivier
Komenda, Jan
Masopust, Tomas
Schmidt, Klaus Verner
Van Schuppen, Jan H.
In this paper, hierarchical control of both monolithic and modular discrete-event systems under partial observations is studied. Two new conditions, called observation consistency and local observation consistency, are proposed. These conditions are sufficient for the preservation of observability between the original and the abstracted plant. Moreover, it is shown that both conditions are compositional, that is, they are preserved by the synchronous product. This property makes it possible to use hierarchical and decentralized supervisory control for discrete-event systems with partial observations.